Joe, it is not uncommon for the manufacturer to start the warranty on the ship date as they have no idea how long the computer will sit in a warehouse. We have had that issue with Apple computers that we sold as we really liked selling discounted leftover boxes when new models came out. Fortunately, all it takes is a phone call and either a fax or email of a purchase receipt to reset the warranty date to the date of purchase, not the ship date. We have had the same thing with Lenovo, Western Digital and Seagate hard drives, etc. Sometimes, product sits for a very, very long time and the manufacturer has no idea when the actual sell through took place ... but, as I said, usually easily fixable.I bought a Lenovo touch screen Win 10 computer[supposedly brand new] from Woot - was a great deal for this 128gb laptop I intended to use solely for internet activities - and when I got the item the warranty had started 29 days earlier when Lenovo sent the laptop to Woot.
So I began a little investigation of how this came to be - and uncovered a very unseemly side to this business - they sell refurbished - yet unopened items as new to a retailer - and start the warranty on the day they go out - and the buyer has no idea unless thy check the warranty remaining dates-